December 12, 2012 |
A former employee of Beef Products Inc. is suing ABC News, anchor Diane Sawyer, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and others, saying that their use of the phrase “pink slime” ultimately cost him his job. Bruce Smith was among 750 people laid off by the South Dakota beef processor earlier this year amid fears over the safety and quality of a meat product dubbed “pink slime” by critics. The product, known in the industry as lean finely textured beef,...
October 13, 2003 |
Two years ago, star British chef Jamie Oliver set up Cheeky Chops, a charity foundation that would put 15 disadvantaged, unemployed young people annually into an all-expenses-paid training program that would turn them into professional cooks. Naturally, there had to be some kitchen ground rules: No drinking, no drugs, no sexual fraternizing. That didn't work. What about just showing up for class? As it turned out, they weren't good at that, either.
October 31, 2000 |
Let's get this out of the way up front: No, "The Naked Chef" is not really naked. In fact, the Naked Chef, a.k.a. Jamie Oliver, says he really hated the title when the producers of his BBC cooking show first came up with it as a way to describe his stripped-down style of cooking, with its emphasis on basic ingredients and straightforward preparation. "Tacky," he says.
March 27, 2006 |
These are scary times for advertisers. New technologies such as digital video recorders are giving consumers the ability to avoid marketing messages, and that means the advertising of the future will have to do more than the advertising of today. It will no longer be enough for companies to interrupt television programs to tell people about products. They will need to produce communications of various kinds that are so entertaining or so helpful that consumers will seek them out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2011 |
Los Angeles school district officials were wary of a celebrity chef's reality television show precisely because they wanted to avoid the conflict and drama they know the genre can bring. The district said no, yet the conflict and drama still came. Jamie Oliver, the British chef, focused the second season of his ABC television show, "Food Revolution," on Los Angeles public schools. In Tuesday night's premiere, Oliver was a defiant rabble-rouser challenging the superintendent and school board who were stonewalling his mission to bring in healthy food and combat rampant obesity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2010 |
Jamie Oliver, the English chef who took on the "lunch ladies" of Huntington, W.Va., in an attempt to make school food more healthful, has been told thanks but no thanks by the Los Angeles Unified School District. "Our feeling was that his time would be better spent or invested in other communities," Melissa Infusino, the director of partnerships in the superintendent's office, said Friday. Oliver is bringing his "Food Revolution" reality television show to L.A. for its second season, and he and his family plan to move to the area in January, a spokeswoman said.